Man charged with murder after body found in Chester, police say

CHESTER, S.C. — A man has been charged with murder after someone was killed over the weekend, the Chester Police Department said.

Police said they were called on Sunday just after 8:30 a.m. to Steinkuehler Street in Chester after someone reported a body lying in the road. The victim was later identified as Corey Marcelle Bennett, and police said his death was the result of a homicide.

Investigators did not share information about what led up to his death.

Chester police, with help from the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division and the Chester County Sherriff’s Office, investigated and charged Willie Caldwell III with murder.

He was taken into custody Sunday and is at the Chester County jail.

No further information was released.

Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story said the victim died in a shooting. Police did not share information about how the victim died, so the story has been updated to reflect that. We apologize for the error.

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